Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pesto a top a salmon with a balsamic Glaze and greens

As you know I love a quick and easy meal. The other day I was at my local butcher shop and I saw the beautiful piece of Salmon. Wild Sockeye Salmon to be exact. I love a great piece of fish and one my girl friends came over and we were talking about all the Gourmet ways to make fish. Then it came to me a Pesto glaze atop a salmon with a balsamic Glaze and greens. Sounds yummy huh.

Salmon Ingredients
1 Large piece of Salmon
1 16 ounce container of Pesto Sauce
2 ore 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Balsamic Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup 10 year aged Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup white sugar

I Head of Romaine Lettuce sliced thin

Aluminum foil or Parchment paper 2 sheets length of fish plus a couple of inches on each side
1 Large Baking sheet
1 small  all clad frying Pan
1 rubber spatula

Line a large baking sheet with Aluminum foil or Parchment paper, Drizzle olive oil on both sides and place skin side down on the baking sheet. Next place pesto sauce on top of the salmon to cover completely.

Next the other piece of aluminum foil or Parchment Paper and place directly on top of salmon. Starting clock wise role up sides of the foil or parchment paper forming a pillow. Place in oven at 350 degrees and cook for 45 minutes closed up.

 Next take your knife and rip open the pillow down the center and cook for an additional 10 minutes. 

Next Clean vegetables and greens. Set aside until dry.

To start your balsamic glaze. Take the Balsamic Vinegar and the Brown sugar and place in small frying pan cook on super low almost no flame stirring occasionally. When the vinegar pulls away from pan with a rubber spatula you know it is complete.

Next Take greens  and potatoes placing next to each other so you may drizzle glaze over Salmon, Greens and Potatoes . . Serve immediately.


 Bon Appetit

Sheila Fretz